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Creators:
Lippe, Aschwin, 1914-1988
Dates:
1930 - 1988
Size:
36 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Aschwin Lippe was a research fellow and later curator in the Department of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The collection includes his early research and writings on East Asian art, particularly Chinese paintings. It has substantial material on his involvement in selecting the paintings and writing the catalog for the 1961 Chinese Art Treasures Exhibition. He later shifted his research focus to medieval Indian sculpture. The collection includes journals kept during several years of field research in India as well as his extensive photo-documentation of Indian temples and religious sculpture.

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Creators:
Pope, Alice James
Dates:
late 19th century
Size:
11 Items
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7412
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Small paintings mostly of Chinese people in different costumes. Two paintings are of ships.

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Creators:
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934
Dates:
1923-1934
Size:
15 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1995.10
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Writer, curator, and professor Benjamin Franklin March Jr. (1899-1934) studied, lectured, and wrote in the United States and in China, and through his works gained respect as one of the foremost authorities on Chinese art during the 1920s and 1930s. His papers, dating from 1923 to 1934, document his professional and personal life in the United States and in China and include lecture notes and outlines; research notes; diaries; scrapbooks; and photographs.

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Creators:
Shao Kai Zhu, Chinese
Dates:
1915
Size:
1 Sheet (43 cm x 62 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7411
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Painting of flowers and plants on hillside, in yellow, pink, and green. Includes a verse and signature and two stamped seals.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Sheet (41 x 41 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7416
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

In the center is a scene of a mounted warrior with a bow and arrow attended by two servants on foot. They are crossing a small bridge. A woman on the other side of the bridge is carrying a pail of water. Border designs are flowers and butterflies. They are painted in archaic blue-green style (rocks and shrubs) but show some western influence in sha...

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Creators:
Bahr, A. W.
Dates:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Size:
1.25 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.14
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Sheet (30 x 45.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7420
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Part of the painting is whole but has been marked to be cut into vertical strips; some strips are cut but not yet woven; other cut strips have been woven together with plain horizontal strips of paper. The artifact is probably a demonstration of the process of making a woven painting.

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Creators:
Xu Hui Qin
Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Sheets (24 x 45 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7422
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (38 cm x 59.5 cm sheet)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7410
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The painting depicts a scene of two boatloads of people. A canopied boat carries two ladies with a blue bowl between them, their two servants, and a punter. The other boat holds four musicians, one playing a trumpet-like instruments (possibly a sona or a hai-ti-tzu), another playing a recorder-like instrument (poassibly a hsiao, another playing the...

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Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7601
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The four flowers are specified as Si junzi (lit. four gentlemen), which are considered important motifs in Chinese ink painting.

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